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Chair, Education Department

Takoma Park, Maryland
Chair, Education Department 
Please Apply By: December 10, 2018

Position is Available July 1, 2019

 
Purpose of Job: The Chair of the Education Department furthers the University's mission and vision by supporting academic excellence and fostering an environment where both students and faculty can succeed. The Department prepares educators for elementary and secondary schools, with a specific focus on Maryland and Seventh-day Adventist school systems. The programs offered provide a broad based liberal arts foundation and practical applications that foster the holistic development of students who are liberally educated and professionally prepared.

Description: The Chair of the Education Department furthers the University’s mission and vision by supporting academic excellence and fostering an environment where both students and faculty can succeed. The Department prepares educators for elementary and secondary schools, with a specific focus on Maryland and Seventh-day Adventist school systems. The programs offered provide a broad based liberal arts foundation and practical applications that foster the holistic development of students who are liberally educated and professional prepared.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Directs the Education Department by providing vision and guidance in harmony with University's mission and strategic plan.
  • Works in harmony with various accrediting bodies in order to maintain or seek appropriate accreditation.
  • Teaches courses, supervises clinical experiences, directs student research, advises students, and engages in scholarly/clinical work in areas of interest.
  • Work collaboratively with constituents (School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Columbia Union Education Division of the Seventh-day Adventist and state and local early childhood programs.
  • Assists in data collection and report writing for program assessment.
  • Serves on program committees within the department and university.
  • Provides leadership and service to the university, region, state and national level.
 
Required Skills:
  • Terminal degree required, PhD or EdD in Education, Education Administration, Curriculum Development, and/or Educational Leadership preferred.
  • 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in secondary or tertiary academic setting.
  • Experience with grants and grant writing.
  • Successful fiscal management in a professional setting.
  • Certified or qualified for Maryland Teacher's Certification.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to team work and collegiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
 
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities.
  • 2-3 years experience working in Seventh-day Adventist school systems.
Benefits: 
Full fringe benefit plan includes but not limited to:
  • Health care, including vision, dental, and prescription drugs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Competitive 403B Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • AFLAC or The Hartford supplemental insurance products
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Programs
 
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.

 
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